Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Jon Wind 1951 - 2008

How can this be? In my mind I thought we would have years to work through our "stuff". We'd get to be buddies. Surely we would get to that point where we could laugh about the weird growing up we had with an undercurrent of knowing. My worst fear was that his smoking would cause lung cancer. I accepted there was nothing I could do or say (having tried both) to change his viewpoint or actions.
This morning I received a call saying he had been found by friends. He had not shown up for breakfast at a restaurant. Our dad had years of that long, slow slide into home plate and our brother had but minutes of that process.
This is nothing like the the death of my Dad on November, 13th. Unexpected and too soon, it feels like riding a bucking bronco.
Trying to Blog On,


Chris said...

Leslie! I'm soo sorry. Loss of a parent through long illness is painful enough. Sudden loss of a sibling at much too young an age must be gut wrenchingly devastating. To lose them both in such a short time frame is just cruel. Hugs and words are all I have but I know it's not enough.

Dropstitchknitter said...

I'm so very sorry for your devasting loss, Leslie. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mo said...

Unspeakably shocking to lose a sibling so prematurely. I'm so sorry for the time you two lost. I'm also sorry for all the wonderful photos that will never be taken.